16 x 20" ( 41 x 51 cm) ;;
or foam board
plaster cast material ;;
black and white acrylic paint ;;
4 x 8' ( 1. 2 x 2. 4 m) sheets of ;;
foam board, wood, or foam
“Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
How do you define who you are? This was the question I asked my art one class. I have found that many students in an intro art class have some
technical skill, but lack the ability to
think conceptually. Our goal was to
create an innovative project that combined design, painting, and sculpture
into a compact unit that asked students how they define themselves.
In the process of answering this
question, we also asked students to
look at how their individual pieces
could work harmoniously together.
We wanted to create a large-scale
installation that would make an
impact on our high-school community
well beyond the classroom.
Nicole D. Brisco
Through this project, I wanted students to research how artists visually
define who they are through symbolism, concept, imagery, and text. Each
student was asked to list qualities
of their own personality and decide
what word best describes them. Each
student then cast a partner’s face to
build community in the classroom.
Students next selected and decided
on a font that best communicated the